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Commencement 2016
May 22, 2016

Dare to be free: Justice Mary Yu addresses the class of 2016

Speaking at Whitman’s 130th Commencement ceremony on May 22, Justice Mary Yu told the 360 graduates gathered on the south lawn of Memorial Building to “dare to take risks for the sake of the common good—dare to be free to be summoned by life without fear.”
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Cob ovens
May 16, 2016

Cob ovens: A final project with lasting effects

As students finished up the semester, many found themselves holed up in the library with final papers, studying for final exams or completing creative projects. But one final project for an introduction to environmental studies course was particularly unusual: five students had to build an oven out of cob—a simple mixture of straw, clay and sand.
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May 12, 2016

Whitman senior receives scholarship from U.S. Department of State

Religion major Emma Thompson ’16 has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship.
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Nina Finley
May 6, 2016

Whitman students earn esteemed scholarships in environmental service

Two Whitman students have received the Udall Scholarship, which awards funding on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment.
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Senior Speakers
May 2, 2016

Q&A: Senior class speakers Rose Gottlieb and Austin Biehl

In early April, seniors decided on class speakers who they think best represent the sentiments of the Class of 2016.
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Networking event
May 1, 2016

Whitties Helping Whitties program paves the way for professional development

Since its inception in 2013, Whitties Helping Whitties has continued to grow in popularity, drawing record numbers to recent events in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco, the cities with the largest concentrations of Whitman students, families and alumni.
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April 27, 2016

John Stanton '77 named CEO of the Seattle Mariners

Stanton calls the appointment "perhaps the supreme honor for me in my career."
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April 26, 2016

Kirk Adams '93 appointed president of the American Foundation for the Blind

Adams, currently the CEO of Lighthouse for the Blind in Seattle, will take the position with AFB in May.
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Whitman Undergraduate Conference
April 14, 2016

18th Annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference highlights student achievement

More than 150 students shared their work at the 2016 Whitman Undergraduate Conference, a yearly event dedicated to showcasing student research.
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April 14, 2016

Bringing a New Voice to Nonprofit Boards

Chau Dang '06 shares her thoughts on being asked to serve on the board of the American Cancer Society
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April 14, 2016

Unique performance at Whitman's Harper Joy Theatre puts spotlight on poverty

Audience chooses recipient of $1,000 donation during each performance of “How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes”
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Gillian Gray '17
April 8, 2016

Junior awarded top national scholarship for graduate study

Gillian Gray '17 is one of only 20 students nationwide to be selected for the award, and the first Whitman student since 2012.
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